A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

Melinda is a 51-year-old disabled veteran and breast cancer survivor who was transitioning out of Mary Hall Freedom House’s veterans temporary housing program. Upon coming out of temporary housing, Mary had already been approved for a Section 8 rental assistance program (for disabled veterans). Melinda is the primary caregiver for her two daughters, Jewel, who…

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Sole Caretaker Needing Assistance

Sole Caretaker Needing Assistance

“I was the sole caretaker for my sick mother and young child during the pandemic. I am so grateful that we found SVdP. They stepped in to help me and my family with food and rent assistance.” Isabella is the sole caretaker for her mother and young child during the pandemic. Her mom is going…

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Financial Devastation for the First Time

Financial Devastation for the First Time

Sanchez is a caretaker for his elderly mom and his blind sister. He lives with his extended family, which includes his two brothers, one sister-in-law and 3 children. All of the adults had jobs working at restaurants until they were closed due to the pandemic. “Like most of our clients, Sanchez had never experienced financially…

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Ran out of Options

Ran out of Options

“I lost my job due to COVID-19 and my wife and I exhausted all of our savings and funds by the first week of April. I decided to reach out to SVdP because I had run out of options and they helped us with food and rent assistance.” 74-year-old Solomon lost his dishwashing job when…

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Motel to Home: Quinn’s Story

Motel to Home: Quinn’s Story

Quinn Quinn moved to Atlanta from Macon after a job loss in search of more opportunity for herself and her three children. With the children’s father abandoning them and not providing any support, the single mother was able to find work, but low wages and limited job opportunities prevented her from securing stable housing. For…

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From Motel to Home

From Motel to Home

Valerie Valerie is a single mother of two high school aged children, and has been divorced for 8 years. She had been working a steady job, and living securely in an apartment with her children until June 2018 when she was critically injured in a tragic car accident that changed her life. Her employer did…

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When You Give, You Receive

When You Give, You Receive

Kyle Kyle was a former Veteran who had been homeless for three months, due to accumulative circumstances. He moved to Blairsville to be closer to his daughter and while he thought he was just trying to help others, he soon realized they were actually taking advantage of him. He also had a service dog and…

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From Struggling to Homeowners

From Struggling to Homeowners

Ebony Ebony and her husband Tony had been struggling for years with title company loans and old vehicles in constant need of repair. Their credit was ruined and they were living one paycheck away from eviction.  The SVdP Loan Conversion Program enabled Ebony and her husband to get a better, dependable car while reestablishing their…

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From Homeless to Homeowner

From Homeless to Homeowner

Tesheema “We were being evicted for the third time and it really hit me when my young son started dancing around the room with excitement when he saw the U-Haul pull up. I realized then that he remembered it from the last two times and I knew then that something had to change.” Tesheema and…

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94 Days of Homelessness

94 Days of Homelessness

Angela On June, 19, 2018 Angela lost her home. She was in the final stages of a divorce and her 12- year old daughter went to spend the summer with her father. Angela and her two youngest children moved in with an out of state family member until she could find a job and get…

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A House of Dreams

A House of Dreams

Jennifer Jennifer was studying criminal justice at Penn State when she had to drop out because she could not pay her tuition. She packed her bags and moved to Atlanta live with an uncle. After 3 months, she realized it was not safe for her to live there and she had to move again. With…

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